Whether your home is traditional or modern, filled with cutesy clutter or pared down to the basics, the right accents can really personalise a space. Here are ten pieces that define any home, no matter your style.
Very similar to a pricy option at Serena and Lily, a beaded pendant light brings a touch of Malibu luxe to any room (living, dining or even a bedroom).
Giant tote bag
Look for a vintage LL Bean "boat and tote" bag. (Somebody else's monogram is fine—cool even.) Use it to corral magazines and newspapers around the house; then just pick it up by those sturdy handles for a picnic or an excursion to the beach.
A pretty mirror
Mirrors add light and dimension to a room—plus they're great decorative elements in their own right. Try a Moroccan style, or search for an inlay design (especially pretty in white-on-white or light grey and white). For a more industrial feeling look for a less polished wooden frame to lean against a wall.
A leather club chair
This might be tufted (at right); if that's the case, go sleeker and lighter with the surrounding pieces. Or you could try a modern, even coloured leather version, for a more contemporary vibe. Just don't go over the top with the 1980s look.